Top 5 one-club players in football
In the modern world of football, players moving from one club to another is a common trait. It is almost as common as getting offended by everything – something that we do so much these days. Obviously, there are exceptions to this as well – the anomalies – as there some players who get married to one club and stay with them for the rest of their football lives.
It is not that leaving a club is disloyal or anything because, at the end of the day, football is a means of getting food on the table for footballers. As a result, opting to play for another club that has more chances of providing the player with success is only a sensible move.
But then the ones that stay with a club even in their darkest times are truly the ones that love the club unconditionally. Football has had its fair share of these players – and here are 5 of the best among them…
#5 Carles Puyol
Considering the fact that Carles Puyol spent his entire senior career at Barcelona, it is quite strange that the former captain isn’t among the top 3 players with most appearances for the Catalans. The fact that he became a first-team player a lot later – at the age of 21 – is one of the reasons for that.
Indeed, the defender was never really touted to be a first-team player, let alone a star. However, by the time he ended his Barcelona and football career, he retired a legend and was not only one of the greatest defenders of Barca, but also of football in general.
The legendary World Cup winning defender won a total of 20 trophies with the Catalans and played a grand total of 592 games for the first-team, scoring 18 goals in the process.